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Govt to honor soldiers’ families

Updated: Jul 31,2018 7:57 PM

The State Council released a circular on the implementation of extending its honor to soldiers’ families for supporting the military and making great contributions to the country and its people.

Families of martyrs, and of soldiers who died on duty or due to illness, and families of veterans and of those currently serving will receive the honor.

According to the circular, the work should be done before May 1, 2019, and the final results on implementation will be reported to departments handling affairs related to veterans.

The plate is painted gold and inscribed with four large Mandarin characters: Guang Rong Zhi Jia (Family of Honor), the circular said. The family can decide where it wants to place the plaque, but it is advisable to hang it on the front door.

Authorities said the move would help establish a military honor system and create an atmosphere in which military service is regarded as a profession of honor and treated with respect.